October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Having failed to restart his relationship with Louisa, Martin is forced out of the picture with the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson, who has hatched a scheme to smuggle in some explosives. FRIDAY, OCT. More...

Fishville hosts lighting event

Promising to delight children of all ages, the elves and Santa’s helpers at Fishermen’s Village are inviting the community to a traditional Lighting of the Village celebration and an evening of holiday music, displays and décor. More...

Lincoln basks in ‘Moment’ of McConaughey campaign

If you watch prime-time television, you likely have caught the Lincoln MKC ad campaign featuring actor Matthew McConaughey. The Academy Award winner’s collaboration with Lincoln involved five ads directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. More...

Tickets on sale for 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Tickets are now on sale for the 57th annual Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Sunday, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway. More...

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Business News

How to tell — and what to do — if your company needs a mood swing

Is your company in a bad mood? The signs aren’t always overt. People aren’t biting each other’s heads off or glaring sullenly across the conference table. Instead, it feels like everyone is just … coasting. More...

Manasota Mystique on tap

The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual Manasota Mystique at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. More...

Cultural Center presents Network After Work

The next in a series of networking events at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County Theater takes place from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. More...

West Point Band concert tickets now available

Tickets are now available for the West Point Band Community Concert, to be held at Patriot Plaza in Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 in Sarasota County. The 90-minute concert starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

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Punta Gorda Historic District tips for a safe Halloween night

As Halloween night approaches, the city of Punta Gorda is preparing for the deluge of children and parents who annually make their trek to the Punta Gorda area. More...

Local bicycle retailer named among America’s Best Bike Shops for 2014

Bicycle Center of Port Charlotte has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2014 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. There are approximately 4,000 bike shops in the United States. More...

Centennial offers Apple Pay

Centennial Bank signed an agreement with Apple regarding plans to provide its customers access to Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile wallet payment service. More...

City of Punta Gorda seeks advisory board volunteers

The city of Punta Gorda is in need of volunteers to serve on its advisory boards. Openings are listed below. Application forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 326 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, or pgorda.us. More...

Natural gas-powered hybrid yacht debuts at boat show

Intrepid Powerboats offers the first hybrid yacht powered by natural gas, featuring fuel-system technology from Blue Gas Marine to power its outboard motors. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

26394 Barranquilla Ave., Punta Gorda

This spacious (2,251 square feet), three-bedroom, two-bath pool home on two lots in deed-restricted Deep Creek has a split-bedroom floor plan. More...

New furnished model open at Calusa Park, Nokomis community

A professionally decorated model has recently opened for public viewing at D.R. Horton’s Calusa Park, a new, gated community of single-family homes in the seaside town of Nokomis. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

LATEST FILMS

‘Nightcrawler’

The term “nightcrawler” refers to videographers who listen to police scanners, race to crime scenes, film the action and then sell the footage to local news stations. More...

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Fine Arts Festival 11

Sensuality Meets Symmetry: Art Nouveau to Art Deco

TALK ABOUT A STUDY IN CONTRASTS. For its 11th annual Fine Arts Festival, the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda celebrates two very distinct — and different — art styles: Art Nouveau and Art Deco. More...